2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities Conference
Dr. Julius Fapohunda, Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville Campus, South Africa
Evaluation of factors that affect budgeted cost through communication during production process in South Africa construction industry
Fapohunda Julius Ayodeji and Akinyede Imisioluseyi Julius, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville Campus South Africa.
Construction industry building production processes are confronted with cost restraint to deliver project at time specified and quality expected. Thus, this cost restraint predicament generates the need to evaluate the factors that affect budgeted cost through communication during production processes in South Africa. The methodology adopted for this study is quantitative method. Questionnaire survey method was employed to collect data from stakeholders in the construction industry in South Africa. SPSS software version 22 was used for quantitative data analysis. Findings are poor communication among construction and design team, separation of design and construction during planning and implementation stage, inadequate design details during production process, lack of coordination among stakeholders during production process and lack of team work among workers. Few of the respondents that accepted completing the questionnaire, later returned the uncompleted questionnaires and complained of too busy. The results obtained from the study reveals that efficient communication among the workers during production on site will enhance the delivery of project within budgeted cost and also augment client interest
Keywords: Budgeted cost, Client, Cost restraint, Production process, Time